Carroll Gardens is a beautiful historical neighborhood in South Brooklyn. Named for the Revolutionary War veteran and signer of the Declaration of Independence Charles Carroll, this neighborhood was first settled in the early 1800's. It combines the best of historic charm with modern conveniences.
Carroll Gardens real estate includes brownstone houses famous for their front gardens, an unusual and beautiful feature in most Brooklyn brownstones. The rich history of the area can be found all throughout Carroll Gardens. The influences of a wave of Italian-American immigrants can still be seen in the neighborhood in statues of the Virgin Mary found in front gardens and Italian-owned businesses throughout the neighborhood. Norwegian influences are seen in the brownstone Norwegian Seamans' Church, now a condominium, which was once the site of a visit by the King of Norway. The oldest retractable bridge in the United State, the Carroll Street Bridge, brings in residents and visitors over the Gowanus Canal.
The types of homes available to people looking for Carroll Gardens real estate range from one- or two-bedroom apartments in historic brownstones to single-family homes. Many of these residences have been renovated, with modern kitchens and bathrooms alongside beautiful brick walls and hardwood floors. A combination of period charm and modern convenience makes most residences in Carroll Gardens a perfect place to call home.
The neighborhood has many antique shops, cafes, and boutiques within easy walking distance. Another feature of the neighborhood is Carroll Park, a block-long expanse of sitting areas, playgrounds and walkways. The Brooklyn Public Library services the Carroll Gardens Branch library. A mix of young professionals and working class families fill the neighborhood. Carroll Gardens real estate is perfect for anyone looking for a new home, from young couples to families to older couples who still enjoy getting out and enjoying life.